The group is so organized and that they’ve been able
to raise money and award 57 scholarships since 2004.
A group of fans in the United States have been building a
cake for 25 years. The cake started “as a light-hearted means of celebrating
the great tradition of Ohio State football” and has grown larger every year.
October 7, 2016
Ohio Stadium Cake, Pink Out brings worthy fundraisers to OSU game
By Bryant Somerville
The OSU vs. Indiana game this weekend at the Shoe will be a little sweeter than normal.
That’s because the Ohio Stadium Cake will be at this weekend’s game.
It all started more than two decades ago on a dare that someone couldn’t make a cake that looked like Ohio Stadium. Now, 26 years later that dare is now a truth that raises money for a great cause.
A few years into the process the Ohio Stadium Cake Crew realized they were getting more donations than they anticipated, so they started a non-profit in their name for the sole purpose of collecting donations for student scholarships. In the last 22 years the group has raised more than $164,000 and has awarded 64 scholarships to OSU students.
Beth Tucker works in the Financial Aid Office at OSU and says it’s the group’s way to give back to the university that has given them so much.
“It’s a great feeling because none of us are independently wealthy,” she said. “So, this is one way that we can contribute to the university and give back to students like we received when we were in school.”
This year’s cake literally took one week to make between the baking, the sculpting and the decorating. Saturday, the organization will be on the South Lawn at St. John Arena where it will be accepting donations. Tucker says the cake should be cut before the game is over and it will serve about 1,000 pieces.
Inside the baked good are symbols: two pink ribbons.
It’s for Pink Out at Ohio State that will also be going on during Saturday’s game. The non-profit student run organization at OSU is doing it for its fourth year. It is selling T-shirts in an effort to pink out the Shoe and raise money and awareness about breast cancer. Shirts range from $10 to $15 and they’re on sale all the way up before Saturday’s game. Every dollar raised goes directly to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The organization says every year it donates around $20,000.
For more information on Pink Out Ohio State, check out www.pinkoutosu.com, and for more info on the Ohio Stadium Cake log on to www.ohiostadiumcake.com.
October 7, 2016
Another Awesome Ohio Stadium Cake as OSU Looks to Beat Indiana This Weekend
By Eric Sandy
The Ohio Stadium Cake Crew has crafted another delicious-looking giant cake this year, ahead of the OSU-Indiana game this weekend.
Up here in Cleveland, we're all anxiously awaiting today's Tribe-Sox Game 2, but, for a moment, we're pausing to shine a light on this terrific organization. For years now, the Ohio Stadium Cake Crew has been creating intricate confections in the likeness of the Shoe. Along the way, they've raised more than $164,000 for the school and awarded 64 scholarships to OSU students.
It seems that down in Columbus, OSU football players and their fans, especially those who benefit from a wide array of scholarships, can have their cake and (cliche becoming tedious).